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After only a few years of making baskets, Cael Chappell’s exquisite work blends whimsy and creativity with traditional techniques. Join Cael in this virtual demo and storytelling session to hear about the origin of his interest in basketry, the founding of Baskets of Africa in 2002, and how he finally took up twining for himself just a few years ago! Watch his demo right here or on our YouTube channel on August 17th. This event is free; don’t forget to RSVP below!
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Cael has been weaving primary in waxed linen thread since 2017, but he has diligently worked for decades to promote artisans in Africa, primarily basket weavers, for more than 30 years. Cael’s personal work has been shown in juried exhibits such as “Small Expressions 2020” from the Handweavers Guild of America, “Yarn, Rope, String” by the Fiber Art Network, “Craft Nouveau: An International Fine Craft Competition” by Blue Line Arts, “Members in Print 2” and “Basketry Now” by the National Basketry Organization. His work has appeared in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Basketry+, and Fiber Art Now magazines. Cael often gives presentations to weaving guilds and groups across the country.